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What Really Fuels the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Black America?

February 6, 2012

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Kellee Terrell

Lack of Comprehensive Sex Education

Kellee Terrell, News Editor, TheBody.com, New York

Thanks to former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, since 1997, our federal government has invested almost 1.5 billion in abstinence-only education, while numerous studies have shown that these programs are completely ineffective in delaying sex. And in the end, what this means is that our youths have not received the crucial information that they need to protect them and ward off unwanted pregnancies and STDs, including HIV.

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